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Arthur Ransome

Arthur Michell Ransome was an English author and journalist. He is best known for writing the Swallows and Amazons series of children's books about the school-holiday adventures of children, mostly in the Lake District and the Norfolk Broads. The books remain popular and Swallows and Amazons is the basis for a tourist industry around Windermere and Coniston Water, the two lakes Ransome adapted as his fictional North Country lake... Read More

BornArthur Michell Ransome
18 January 1884
Leeds, England
Died3 June 1967 (aged 83)
Cheadle Royal Hospital, Greater Manchester, England
OccupationAuthor, journalist
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